A view of Kaufman Hall looking across Wilson Plaza; Murals on Schoenberg Hall; UCLA sculpture garden with jacaranda trees in bloom


Dawn Scherer, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

The executive assistant to the chancellor works closely with the chancellor in a number of important contexts: managing the daily requirements of the office with regard to all communications, contacts, calendar, travel, public appearances, conflict resolution, research and other professional activities. She also effectively balances the many demands on the chancellor’s time between students, faculty, staff, university and other constituents in order to ensure integration of institutional goals and priorities. The executive assistant may initiate policy and procedural changes for optimizing efficiency of the Chancellor’s Office. She communicates routinely with university executives and administrative leadership to ensure that they are appropriately integrated on key issues, and she keeps the chancellor apprised of vital situations requiring immediate attention and triage.


Rena Torres, Assistant to the Chancellor


Scott Waugh, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Scott Waugh, the executive vice chancellor and provost, serves as the chief operating and academic officer for the campus. He works closely with the chancellor and an extensive group of campus colleagues in guiding strategic planning and policy development, in promoting campus-wide academic initiatives and in defining budgetary and development priorities. Detailed information about his reporting units and the Deans' Council may be found on his website. 

Website: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost